Absurd Concepts

Alex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus made my Top Five of 2010 because of its brash manhandling of intimate subject matter and the glorious visuals that two psychopathic clowns and a saturate circus can create. Fortunately, he’s getting right back in the saddle, shoving a pole through a main character’s head, and doing it all with Salma Hayek. According to Twitch, the project is called As Luck Would Have It, and focuses on a publicist who is impaled through the skull in an accident that renders him unable to remove the pole and stay alive. As you might expect, this turns out to be a good thing for him, his fortunes, and his family. De la Iglesia is a master at making challenging films from absurd concepts. His sentimentality is Brazil meets the crazed murderer you didn’t know lived down the street from you, and his eye for camera work is difficult to match. Even though the premise seems cribbed from the skydiving accident in The Ten, it’s almost assured that de la Iglesia’s slant will be more darkly comic (if it’s even comic at all).

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ff-humancentipede

Two girls vacationing in Germany are kidnapped by a mad scientist who wants to sew them together ass to mouth to a Japanese guy to create a human centipede connected by a common digestive tract.

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zombieland-header

I could have gone ahead and claimed that this trailer looked ridiculously awesome, but that seemed like hyperbole. And that’s just not how we roll.

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stupidteenager

Apparently teenagers are so panicked in this brave new world of technology, that a senior in high school needs help from herself as a freshman to find her joy for life again. If that sounds convoluted, it probably should.

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published: 11.21.2014
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published: 11.21.2014
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published: 11.19.2014
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published: 11.19.2014
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